Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

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Instruction During COVID-19: Less Learning Time Drives Fears of Academic Erosion

Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year. (May 28, 2020)

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Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Literacy Instruction

The state of literacy and early reading instruction is changing. In this Spotlight, explore the science behind how children learn to read, consider why it’s challenging to alter established reading practices, and learn how to make reading instruction more efficient.

Spotlight on Math Instruction 2020
As new research emerges, experts are exploring how to teach and approach math courses. In this Spotlight, discover how educators are targeting students’ math anxiety, addressing inequities within math education, and incorporating math concepts into civics.

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Quiz Yourself: What are parents' perceptions of math education, how are educators using digital math games in the classroom, and how have students' math scores have changed over time? Quiz Yourself: High School Writing
Quiz Yourself: How are educators teaching writing, are high school writing assignments preparing students for future jobs, and what are the most common writing tasks in middle and high schools?

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Tech Use Surges Under COVID-19: Where Does Artificial Intelligence Fit In?
Education Week’s final installment of its three-part series on ed-tech issues examines the role of artificial intelligence in K-12 teaching and learning and the management of schools.

Getting Reading Right
In this ongoing series, “Getting Reading Right,” Education Week will interrogate the cognitive science behind how kids acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on the earliest elementary readers, in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Leveling the Playing Field in Math
For nearly 30 years, the nation’s lowest-performing students have gained no ground in math. Educators are trying bold approaches—almost all of them in use now, remotely—to help all students succeed at math.

Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Work
he challenges and opportunities for teaching social-emotional learning when students are in school, and when they aren't.

Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Special Report: The New World Of Work
Students may need new and different skills—such as creativity or data know how—to thrive in the emerging economy. This special report explores what some schools are doing to meet those needs and what employers want from their new hires.

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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This principal advice columnist answers your questions about remote teacher evaluation, staying accountable on racial equity, and what she wishes she’d known as a first-year principal.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Now more than ever, schools need to give all students access to grade-level work, experts say. Here’s how.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Beware these danger zones when trying to determine what students know and need to learn this fall, experts say.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Experts say there are some priorities for instruction this year that cut across virtual and brick-and-mortar environments.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
When some students are online and others in school buildings, how can teachers make sure everyone is learning what they need to learn?
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Some school districts plan to require teachers to deliver virtual instruction alone from classrooms.
August 4, 2020 – Education Week
We can close the gap in home-internet connectivity for students, but we must act now, urge Jessica Rosenworcel and John B. King Jr.
August 3, 2020 – Education Week
As an uncertain school year looms, some parents are banding together to teach their children in private pods. Educators worry that the trend will worsen inequities and shrink funding for public schools.
July 29, 2020 – Education Week
Educator support for how governors are handling the K-12 challenges related to the coronavirus dropped from 57 percent to 39 percent between April and July, but opinions varied significantly from state to state, an EdWeek Research Center survey found.
July 28, 2020 – Education Week
The education secretary was an enthusiastic supporter of virtual education until President Donald Trump started putting pressure on school districts to reopen buildings and return to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week

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